The Hellraiser Short Story Anthology
REVIEWS OF HELLBOUND HEARTS AND SISTER CILICE:
AllThingsHorror: "Barbie Wilde’s Sister Cilice is devastatingly haunting,
piercingly erotic and is one of the true stand-out stories of the anthology."
"My absolute favorite of the bunch was Sister Cilice by Barbie Wilde . . .
Her short story absolutely stunned me with its simplicity yet complex character . . .
the character of Sister Nikoletta is so conflicted and perverse that I was just drawn into the story
and it stuck with me long after I had finished the anthology."
Read the full review of Barbie's story & HELLBOUND HEARTS at: www.fatally-yours.com
Fangoria Magazine: "In fact, Wilde’s Sister Cilice is one of my favorite entries
in HELLBOUND HEARTS"
Calum Waddell of SFX Magazine (from editor Paul Kane's website):
"Another highlight is Barbie Wilde's Sister Cilice, which offers a uniquely female spin
on the mythology. Other members of the fair sex (including Buffy novelist Yvonne Navarro
and Otherworld author Kelley Armstrong) also take a bash, but Wilde,
who played the Female Cenobite in the movies, tells the most insightful tale."
Joy Silence of Darkling Tales: "In fact, the story that most fully embraces the mythos' potential
for women is Sister Cilice, by Barbie Wilde, who has the distinction of playing a Cenobite
in 'Hellraiser 2: Hellbound'! Surprisingly, given the mythos' constant references to religion, it's the
only tale in the book to feature monks and nuns, and it could have been awful. But the deceptive
simplicity with which the Sister's crumbling mind and eventual psychic rebirth is described masks a
mass of contradictions and neuroses that would've taken a lesser author ages to pick apart.
Not bad for somebody who's only written one novel so far (having spent the 80s dancing around
onstage behind Gary Numan, Ultravox and co.)"
Doug "Pinhead" Bradley: "Sick, but in delicious ways!"
Barbie's short story, SISTER CILICE, appears in . . . .
Edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan. Twenty-one Tales Inspired by Clive Barker’s Hellraising Universe.
Clive Barker’s iconic masterpiece 'The Hellbound Heart', the novella adapted into the film 'Hellraiser', unleashed a new mythology of horror, brilliantly conceived and born of the darkest imagination. Now, enter this visionary world—the merciless realm of the demonic Cenobites—in HELLBOUND HEARTS (Pocket Books; September 29, 2009; $16.00), a terrifying collection of stories inspired by 'The Hellbound Heart'.
Featured here is the graphic work 'Wordsworth', from bestselling author Neil Gaiman and artist Dave McKean, who unlock an explicit way to violate innocence—one torturous puzzle at a time. . . . New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong logs on to a disturbing website for gamers, where the challenge is agonizing, and the solution beyond painful. When his father disappears, an Oxford student returns to his family’s mansion, where a strange mechanism in the cellar holds a curious power, in a haunting illustrated work by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola.
With a special foreword by Clive Barker, introduction by Stephen Jones, and afterword by Doug "Pinhead" Bradley, HELLBOUND HEARTS is a must have for any horror and dark fantasy fan.
Also features hellraising tales by: Peter Atkins • Conrad Williams • Sarah Pinborough • Mick Garris • Tim Lebbon • Richard Christian Matheson • Nancy Holder • Simon Clark • Steve Niles • Sarah Langan • Nicholas Vince • Yvonne Navarro • Mark Morris • Barbie Wilde • Jeffrey J. Mariotte • Nancy Kilpatrick • Gary A. Braunbeck & Lucy A. Snyder • Chaz Brenchley •
SYNOPSIS OF SISTER CILICE:
A woman is placed in a convent against her will and fantasizes about power, domination, sensuality and freedom -- all the things that are forbidden to her. She finds a key to the Schism that can bring forth the Order of the Gash and she fearlessly summons the Cenobites, who are astounded at her willingness to trade her humanity for infernal, eternal sensation.
(Pocket Books is a division of Simon & Schuster)